Games & Puzzles

$34.95
SKU: 9782914849654

A picture is worth a thousand words! Dixit is a beautifully illustratred game of creative guesswork, where your imagination unlocks the tale. On your turn, as the storyteller, choose a card from your hand and give a clue for a it (word, sentence, song, etc). All other players choose one of their cards that best fits your clue. Shuffle and reveal all choose cards. All players then secretly guess whic card is yours! An easy fun game for multiple age levels. 

Age: 
8+
$18.95
SKU: SCPUZZ1

Our first puzzle highlighting the beauty of local Santa Cruz area is here! This 500 piece puzzle features Lighthouse Field State Beach, a popular spot on West Cliff Drive, better known to locals as Its Beach. Nestled between Natural Bridges and the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, its picturesque sandy cove is loved by many-- human and canine alike. It has the distinction of being one of the few dog friendly beaches in California and overlooked by the city's historic Surfing Museum.

Age: 
10+
$15.00
SKU: 689076992305

The most aptly named game ever! In this exceptionally silly and awesome game, your objective is to win! Simple enough. Sadly, all of your opponents have the same simple goal, and they're trying to make you lose. Between Rock Paper Scissors battles, being eaten by a random Dragon, or saved by a Kitten Ambush, there are many hazards to avoid. This zany little game is super easy to learn (very few actual rules) and super quick (less than 10 minutes per game)!

Age: 
13+
$34.95
SKU: 852131006020

Created by Matthew Inman, aka the hilarious online comic extraordinaire The Oatmeal, Exploding Kittens made history when it became the most-backed game in Kickstarter history and the campaign with the most number of backers, ever. It is a highly-strategic, kitty-powered version of Russian Roulette. Players draw cards until someone draws an Exploding Kitten, at which point they explode, they are dead, and they are out of the game — unless that player has a Defuse card, which can defuse the kitten using things like laser pointers, belly rubs, and catnip sandwiches.

Age: 
7+
$19.95
SKU: 847915184032

Balance your books! In this original 3D puzzle, stack up to 12 differently shaped books, and one clever cat, so that the upper shelf lies evenly across the top. Use the special included level to make sure everything is perfectly aligned. Master all 40 challenges and you're on a level above the rest!

Age: 
8+
$12.00
SKU: 759751002442

Welcome, you who have chanced to look beneath the dewy clover to uncover the secret struggles of the Gubs. Behold this clever card game that casts you in an epic contest to build the mightiest Gub colony. Seek wisdom from The Esteemed Elder or protection from a Toad Rider as you fend off a myriad of traps, lures, and other surprising events. Victory lies down an ever-changing path and no one is safe until the final card falls! Created by local UCSC graduate Cole Medeiros. 

Age: 
10+
$8.95
SKU: 093514069106

Become a Farkle fanatic with this Classic Dice-Rolling, Risk-Taking Game. Take a risk, and keep rolling to build your score. Or play it safe so you don't lose your points in a Farkle. It's a fight to the finish in this fabulously fun game of strategy and luck!

Age: 
8+
$19.95
SKU: 603827344410

Cards Against Humanity with a Shakespearean twist! This hilarious party game uses direct quotes from Shakespeare’s plays to propose answers to mock-serious questions. “All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely playas.”

Age: 
18+
$20.00
SKU: 013964824384

You're embarking on a bird-watching adventure in this fun game that ivolves a good mixture of chance and strategy. Explore different habitats each turn, and try to spot native species. Every card is beautifully illustrated to show key field marks, accurate enough for even the most die-hard birder. For 2 - 7 players.

Age: 
9+
$59.99
SKU: 616909967575

It is 1882, and the Old Ones are already here. They arrived seven hundred years ago and have been ruling the planet ever since. The majority of people just get on with their lives, accepting their monstrous rulers. However, a growing band of revolutionaries, who call themselves the Restorationists, wish to free mankind from their slavery. A secret war has already broken out between the Restorationists and the forces loyal to the Old Ones. The invention of dynamite has changed the balance of power, and a lone assassin now has the capacity to destroy an Old One.

Age: 
13+
$14.99
SKU: 722301926246

You are head of a family in an Italian city-state, a city run by a weak and corrupt court. You need to manipulate, bluff and bribe your way to power. Your object is to destroy the influence of all the other families, forcing them into exile. Only one will survive. Coup is a fun and easy to learn card game that is suitable as a short party game or a quick time filler for a group.

Age: 
13+
$15.95
SKU: 759751001087

Created by a Boston Cellege professor for his children, this fast-paced dice game strengthens math and probability learning skills for kids but keeps parents and other adults equally entertained. Play your cards right to capture the mythical creatures that fill the forest of Dragonwood: stomp, strike, or scream depending on your foe. The landscape is constantly shifting, changing the winning strategy from hand to hand; no two games are the same!  2 - 4 players

Age: 
8+
$14.95
SKU: 759751001094

Your old favorite book is now your new favorite game! In Bring Your Own Book, players take turns drawing prompts from the deck, then race to find the best phrase in their own book that satisfies the prompt. What's the tastiest “name for a candy bar” in that history textbook you're reading for school? How quickly can you find “lyrics from a country western song” in your dog-training guide? What kind of “advice for graduating seniors” will appear in your anthology of limericks? Find out when you Bring your own Book!

Age: 
12+
$49.00
SKU: 029877030712

Picture yourself in the era of discoveries: after a long voyage of great deprivation, your ships have finally reached the coast of an uncharted island. Its name shall be Catan! But you are not the only discoverer. Other fearless seafarers have also landed on the shores of Catan: the race to settle the island has begun! This is one of the highest rated games of all time, and a definite bookshop staff favorite. 

Age: 
8+
$34.95
SKU: 852131006013

Created by Matthew Inman, aka the hilarious online comic extraordinaire The Oatmeal, Exploding Kittens made history when it became the most-backed game in Kickstarter history and the campaign with the most number of backers, ever. It is a highly-strategic, kitty-powered version of Russian Roulette. Players draw cards until someone draws an Exploding Kitten, at which point they explode, they are dead, and they are out of the game — unless that player has a Defuse card, which can defuse the kitten using things like laser pointers, belly rubs, and catnip sandwiches.

Age: 
18+
$24.95
SKU: 9781589781443

The world of Gloom is a sad and benighted place. The sky is gray, the tea is cold, and a new tragedy lies around every corner, but some say that one's reward in the afterlife is based on the misery endured in life. If so, there may yet be hope -- if not in this world, then in the peace that lies beyond. Heap misfortune upon the family you control and give out good things to your opponents-- you'll win the game only if yours are the most miserable upon death. A morbidly fun game where the more elaborate your explanation of the cards, the better.

Age: 
7+

 

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